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will whip them out here and there. >> looking good. >> we try. the big flag tie on because it's the 4th of july. happy 255th. that's if i'm doing my math right. >> freedom from great britain, that a lot of people don't know. >> you're right. that's stunning. reputation on back on the day. >> let's go to weather before we really get in trouble. talking about temperatures in the 70s. 81 by 9:00. 89 by noon. code orange alert day. unhealthy for sensitive groups. any respiratory ailments, young and old, limit your outside time. yes, a thunderstorm symbol. we could see a few more thunderstorms this afternoon. potentially a couple of strong ones. big ones yesterday moving away. overnight a few showers out of west virginia. they have pretty much fizzled. 60s in new york state. pennsylvania, in the 70s. 80 in raleigh. warm across the eastern u.s., even into places like des moines and chicago and the great lakes. they are still in the 60s. check it out. holding below the 90-degree mark around the bay. most of us 90 to 91 and 92. kris is checking out the roads. >> reporter: 395 northbound into th
" will be bittersweet will be sure, a big celebration marked by big questions of what's ahead. >> bob, thanks. also with us is charles bolden, nasa administrator. >> good to be with you. >> there's a lot of criticism, including john glenn, by ending the program the way it's being ended without a backup plan this is ignoring a cardinal rule at nasa, saying there should be something else ready to go. how do you respond? >> we spent seven years with a well organized transition plan for phasing out shuttle and moving on to the next era. we're excited about what president obama is allowing us to do, working hard with the commercial entities, we hope to fly our first commercial crew, cargo missions early next year, they will be american made rockets flying cargo to the international space station and starting to work with commercial entities, hope to release a request for proposal on commercial contracts to take crew to orbit, maybe three years after we let the contract, we'll have a capability. >> many do see this and a number of astronauts have spoken over the last few weeks have said it seems like u.s
and the u.s. capital -- capitol for all events leading up to the firework display. the big preparations, hope there no one is there yet surae, but who knows. >> reporter: we are ready for a big celebration. happy 4th of july, everyone. people are probably sleeping in, but you to prepare once you get here to the national mall. here's what you can bring, you want to bring your cooler with your food and water, plenty to drink. speaking of, drink plenty of it today, because as howard said, temperatures in the 90s. you don't want to forget sunglasses, and andrea, the fan has come in handy this summer. you will need it today. if you follow those rules, you can have a good time, celebrating, come earlly and mark your spot. the show at 9:10 exactly, going on for 17 minutes, and also, here's what you don't want to bring. you can't bring alcohol on the national mall. no glass bottles, pets, or grills. if you follow those rules, you'll have a good time celebrating. >> i'm expecting big fireworks, bigger than california because it's washington, dc. >> we are expecting a great time and beautiful fir
september 12th of this year. with big crowds expected, reservations are needed. you can do it online. >>> nasa wants to remind us the heads up on the low-flying air pollution monitoring flights. there will be a few between the beltway and baltimore. expect to see the planes flying low between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. >> also today, we expect to hear from president obama on the tense negotiations over the federal debt ceiling. >> the clock is ticking and bipartisan talks this weekend ended with no deal. >> surae chinn is live on capitol hill with an important story that affects every single one of us. surae? >> well, andrea, mike, the deadline is looming. anxiety on capitol hill. anxiety at the white house. the president will be speaking later on today at a press conference this morning. late last night at the white house, the president met with congressional leaders to hammer out a deal to lower the nation's deficit. they met for about an hour and a half. the president trying to push his plan to raise the $14.3 trillion and cut $4 trillion in spending in cuts to healthcare and social
. the judge declared a mistrial today after federal prosecutors made a big error. they showed jurors evidence that had already been ruled off limits. clemens, one of baseball's greatest pitchers, was charged with lying to congress when he testified that he never used steroids. the judge scheduled a september hearing to determine if clemens will face a new trial. imagine this: someone will buy your home when you can no longer afford it and sell it back to you at a price you can afford. that story is next. discover customersl are getting five percent cashback bonus at the pump... and at many of the places their summer plans take them. it pays to switch, it pays to discover. is non-stop to seattle? just carry new preparation h totables. discreet, little tubes packed with big relief. from the brand doctors recommend most by name. new preparation h totables. the anywhere preparation h. >> pelley: there were a million home foreclosures in the country last year and there are will be a million this year. a lot of folks are desperate. so we asked anthony mason to look for an innovative program somewhe
be using these big amphibious ships in the future? >> i think it is a testimony to the big deck amphibians. right now we have 11. navy has 11 cbn aircraft carriers, so our nation at large has 22 large deck what i call capital ships. >> power projection ships? >> power projection ships. ships that can influence the action. so we have 11 -- excuse me, 22 now and each one of them have fixed wing airplanes on them and i think the key lesson for everybody is the value of having 11 -- excuse me 22 versus 11, should we go down the road somewhere and we end up losing our stonewall capabilities, then our nations instead of having 22 ships where you can fly fixed wings, you only have 11 and our capability will be half so i think that's a powerful lesson. >> that's something we'll discuss in the next segment. but i want to take you to the budget and to the capability review that is ongoing. there was a number of $400 billion to be cut over a dozen years and folks are sayings that overcome by events that there is a lot of debt negotiation talk and numbers as high as a trillion dollars to be cut from d
. >> afghanistan off page one. iraq is on page one? >> in the ends of july, this is going to be up this big on page one finish they're in the deal. he's got to -- [everyone talking at once] >> unemployment rate on page one! >> if the unemployment rate comes out high, it will be the lead story in the newspaper, john. >> it will dominate the story that we just had? >> it will dominate if for a couple days. >> there will be a deal. >> there will be a deal? >> and there will be a deal and neither side will be happy. each side will give the other side something. they're -- >> not the taxes. that won't be part of the deal. taxes will not be part of the deal. >> what do you 90. >> tax revenues -- [everyone talking at once] >> they'll find something, i think, to agree on finally. i don't know whether it will be on august 2 or august 5th. but unemployment rate is not off the front pages. unemployment is -- on the number-one issue in 20% of american names. you have the biggest unemployment we've had since the great despres in real terms that. is what will kill obama's prospects if he doesn't do something abo
how valuable it was. and then when we combine that with gps precision, we are the big enabler for precision targeting these days. >> n.r.o. was born of the air force and the cia back in 1961, and defense secretary gates became frustrated of what he saw to be an outdated charter a couple of years ago. what did he mean by that and what are some of the changes you guys are making in sort of the fundamental charter of the organization? >> well, as you know, the change from cia and air force to dni and sec-def meant the charter was simply not valid anymore. we spent about the first year that i was in that job working on that charter. it was determined that charter was no longer the right word, it's called memorandum of agreement, it was signed by the secretary and the director of national intelligence last september. it gives me all the authority i need to manage my programs, provides authority for me to be the principal adviser to the secretary and the d.n.i. on overhead reconnisance and i'm very, very happy with it. >> and it solves some of the organizational and turf issues that
's achieved it. the other big difference between boehner and gingrich, john boehner was once a committee chairman. he pushed legislation through, he knows how to make deals at the committee levels and he believes in the houseworkiwn. gingrich placed all powerful righting legislation in the hands of a tight-knit group of people around the speaker, dennis hastert continued that, nancy pelosi continued that. john boehner is unwinding that concentration of power, making the house a different place. >> i think he's got a shot. >> at becoming the president? >> yes. >> i don't see that, john. >> just think about it. >> i just think there are other people are. >> his brand of republicanism would carry. >> but i don't think he has the -- either the ambition or personality to do that. >> he likes golf too much! to go on campaign trails. >> what about eisenhower? eisenhower liked golf a lot more than boehner! >> exit question, has john boehner brought civility back to congress, yes or no? >> i think to a great extent. he is more calmer, reasonable, rational guy. he's done a good job doing that. >>
to make a new friend this summer, the washington animal rescue league is gearing up for a very big event next weekend. staffers went to a couple shelters in west virginia early this week and they brought back 30 animals. five cats, 25 dogs. vets will spend the next week or so checking the pets for any health issues or behavioral problems, and then they'll be ready for new homes. >> we're having a big adopt a on this the weekend of the 6th and 7th and we'll be open for 33 hours and we are anticipate that large animals and they're great animals will be able to get into people's homes by the weekend. >> if you'd like to learn more about the animals that are available for adoption at the rescue league, and you'd like to see their adorable pictures, you just have to log on to our website, wusa9.com, and look for this story on the news. >>> today is the annual pony auction in virginia. about 130 ponies were herded across the channel yesterday. it's the annual tradition, and it's made famous by marguerite henry's 1947 novel, misty of chincoteague. the money raised will support the volunteer fir
night. >> a big gust of wind came out of nowhere. try to turn around and stay home, get to my house and find two large oaks, one crushed my wife's car. >> national weather service says a macro burst touched down just after 6:20 with wind gusts up to 70 miles an hour. >> i heard a terrible noise. i thought it was lightning, but the next thing i know, all these branches were in my living room. >> a couple close calls. walked away from us, we're okay. >> i'm scott broom in whites ferry, maryland. abandoned camping equipment, bicycle parts, and discarded first aid supplies. neil reich was hit and killed by a falling tree by storms early sunday evening. >> that's too bad because everyone out here is having a good time. >> like a lot of people you meet on the trail, reich was on a long distance overnight trip when they were caught in the weather. reich was putting on rain gear, his friend had just pedal add short distance away, both were a long shelter away. rescuers used an atv and used chain saws, he died at the scene. >> scott, thank you. some more very sad news this independence
why this heat wave is hitting so many spots. >> we just have a really big area of high pressure. a big ridge as we call it which keeps expanding across the united states. in fact during the day today a huge chunk of the upper mid west is under excessive heat warning for field-lime temperatures around 110 to 115 degrees. >> mitchell: let's look down the road. what can we expect. >> towards the end of the week all the heat is moving eastern towards the eastern seaboard. cities like new york, philadelphia and d.c. will have temperatures feeling up to 110. that's the end of the week. the good news is we're going to finally break this heat wave across much of the nation in about 7-10 days from now and that's great news for everyone. >> mitchell: yes, it is great news. thanks a lot. >> you're welcome. >> mitchell: there is more fallout this evening from the news of the world's hacking scandal. today two stunning developments, rebekah brooks the former editor was arrested and head of london's police force resigned. liz butt armer in london -- liz butt palmer -- elizabeth in palmer has the
're not producing that much more as far as gdp output. so the big issue going forward facing the united states is not only that we're similar in terms of our numbers but the bigger issue is we're interconnected. united states is a much bigger player on the world stage than greece. >> mitchell: in the middle of this kay chaos how do you explain it. >> putting these issues on the back burner and inon said it focused on manufacturing, a huge driver of growth and this week we got some strong data on it. >> mitchell: rebecca jarvis. thanks very much. it's rough being a teenager looking for a job. the numbers show 24% of 16-19 year olds are unemployed. their main competition, older workers who at these times are after the same jobs. we take a look at what's happening to all those teens who want to find work. >> reporter: 17 year old alex rodriguez thrives on competition. but not the type he's seeing in the job market. >> it applies to every store. i've called them, i've had my mom call them. i've had my teachers here have been helping me. >> reporter: does it get disheartening to keep searching.
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examined all the pieces of a potential big deal, spending cuts, entitlement reforms, savings from the tax cut and employment insurance. the big deal is his preference but he'd accept a small $2 trillion deal. there's also a proposal by senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell to give the president the authority to extend the debt ceiling through 2012 without the consent. >> he described it as a last ditch effort in case we're unable to do anything else and what may look like something less than optimal today if we're unable to get to an agreement might look pretty good a couple of weeks from now. >> reporter: that fallback agreement is looking more and more likely. sources say that the person who made the most of the argument on wednesday, eric cantor, didn't even open his mouth yesterday in the meeting, and they say that they expect things to move forward, but they don't know how fast. there's no meeting today, but we will hear from the president at a news conference later this morning. >> bill, thanks. we will be carrying that news conference for you here on cbss apart of our special cov
. and did you watch the game yesterday? wow. a big bummer for u.s. somer fans. the u.s. women's team was expected to win the world cup on sunday, had a lot of chances. but lost to japan on penalty kicks. it was a nail biter right to the end. it touched off huge celebrations in japan where they're still recovering from the disasters, the earthquake and tsunami, and we'll have more on that tough loss for the usa and also what lies ahead for the u.s. women in just a bit. >> so close. >> so close. >> but we'll get to that coming up. but first let's begin with the latest on the hacking scandal. on sunday, london's top cop quit over his department's connection to the accused phone hacker and while the woman in charge was arrested. elizabeth palmer is in london with more this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. well, when this whole affair exploded exactly two weeks ago today, nobody dreamed how many powerful high profile people would be dragged in and down. rebekah brooks, the former murdock editor and british ceo, has now been bailed of a her ter arrest yesterday. she
island this morning. they arrived late sunday. they drew big crowds of well wishers, later this week wrap up their 11-day tour in southern california. >>>ase stock markets picked up today where they left on friday with solid gains. the nikkei was up almost 1%, hong kong's hang seng rose almost 1.5%. this week wall street's closed for the holiday. they'll get an update on how america's factories are doing. >>> americans celebrate independence day in lots of different ways. one of the many for families is a trip to a nearby state park. several states have budget problems these days and money for parks is often among the first things cut. kendis gibson reports. >> reporter: for the past decade brian, julianne and their kids have been coming to mcgrath beach but this may be their last trip here. it is set to close in november. do you feel you're losing a family member? >> we do. i feel safe here. it's great for families. >> reporter: amid the pristine beauty of california's state parks there is an ugly reality, finances. they've seen their budgets cut by 43% since 2003 and cash-strapped calif
. but maybe other things. >> maybe other things. right now, no big deals because most construction has been delayed to allow people to get back to work easily today. the beltway is looking great. let's zoom into 270. take a live look if you're planning to head in, all the way down toward the beltway in rockville, you'll be fine. this time, zoom into the other side of town to the outer loop and take a live look as well. bit of volume at university boulevard coming around from 95 and college park. you're good to go as you head over to 270 this morning. now, a look at the travel times. if you're planning to head in on 66, 7100 to the beltway, toll road from hunter mill, only six minutes. beltway is looking good as you head up to the toll road, 13 minutes from 395. we'll take another look around town at 6:12. back to you guys. >>> thank you, monika. at the top of the hour, let's get to some of the stories happening today. first lady michelle obama will be at tonight's nationals game. she'll join military families as they're honored. a child of a military family will throw out the first pitch. >
scheduled the next big meeting with congressional leaders for sunday just three days from now, scott. >> pelley: nancy, even if a deal is reached, it would take a couple of weeks to get a bill through the legislative process. are they already getting close to missing this deadline? >> reporter: oh, they absolutely are, scott. and that's why i think the understanding here on capitol hill is if they can't come up with a deal in the next week or so, they're going to have to start craft ago short-term measure to avert a debt crisis for a couple of days or weeks as they continue to negotiate. it's a tactic that they used a few months ago when they were trying to avoid a government shutdown. >> pelley: and, chip, at the white house, is the white house insisting on cuts ins is? >> reporter: no, they are not, scott? the white house says social security is on the table for discussion simply because everything has to be on the table for discussion but they are not pushing hard for cuts in social security as part of this deal. >> pelley: thank you both very much. you know, the united states has
to that coming up. but first, president obama and congress go back to work today in one of the big items on their to-do list is a deal to cult the budget deficit and raise the federal debt limit. joining us now is cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante. bill, good morning. what is the latest on these negotiations? >> well, chris, in one word, they are deadlocked. still. there's been no further schedule of talks between the white house and congress. republicans remain opposed to any kind of new taxes. and democrats are just as adamant that there has to be some kind of new revenue. congress has raised the debt ceiling 102 times since it was first instituted in 1917. and ten times in the last decade. but never before have the stakes been so high, or democrats and republicans so unwilling to budge. norm ornstein is a longtime student of congress. >> normally what you see in these negotiations is tough stances, but at least some willingness to go, not halfway, but a quarter of the way to where the other side is. >> reporter: the gop is now united in its opposition to raising th
-running amanda knox murder case. >> big news here. the college student from seattle returned to an italian courtroom this morning. she's hoping that a new report criticizing an italian dna expert's handling of the crime scene evidence will help overturn their murder conviction. we'll get you the very latest on today's hearing. >>> we are looking at the tragic end to amy winehouse's life. she joins a sad select group of performers, jimmy hendricks, jim morrison, curt cobain all found dead at that very same age. much too young. we'll take a look at the highs and lows of her all too short career. >>> first, we turn to the new york city hotel maid who says dominique strauss-kahn sexually attacked her. had he is now speaking out for the first time and in the newsweek magazine interview she tells her story of the alleged encounter with the former head of the international monetary fund. >> reporter: the chambermaid who accused one of the world's most powerful men, dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault and attempted rape now has a face and a name. she is 32 of guinney has broken her month-long
to change entitlements and we know we're going to need revenues if we want a big package to solve the deal. now if it turns out the other side won't budge on anything, then we're going to be here every day until we get this done. >> senator mcconnell's proposal which we mentioned briefly at the top came out after you sat down with the president but what are the white house and other leaders saying about it this morning? >> well, there's a sense of relief, you can almost feel it all across washington today, erica, because senator mcconnell's proposal would help them step back from the brink. the president's spokesperson, jay carney, said yesterday that default is not an option, and they said some positive things about senator mcconnell's proposal, so everyone today is debating that proposal, but there is a sense that it lets some of the pressure off and may help the country avoid default. >> so in some ways it lets some of the pressure off politically. even though the president told you it's time to set politics aside, neither party wants to be the one that causes the u.s. to default so you
on the "cbs evening news." >> all right. good news here. guess whose birthday is today? >> big "g." >> that's right, jeff glor at the news desk. >> happy birthday. >> that is very nice. unexpected surprise. >> chris baked a cake. >> wow. >> get ready. >> after the show. good morning. we begin here now with an assassination in afghanistan. the powerful half-brother of afghan president hamid karzai was murdered this morning. officials say that ahmed wali karzai was shot to death by one of his own bodyguards at his home in kandahar. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is there. >> god willing there will be an answer of pain and suffering on the people, and peace and security will be implemented in our country so that no other afghan family will go through such pains that we all have suffered. >> reporter: ahmed wali karzai was a controversial figure. he was widely seen as the de facto governor of kandahar province, giving orders to public officials behind the scenes, but more importantly in this society, solving tribal disputes. over the years there were persistent reports that he was involved
there is disagreement over that point, big disagreement over that point. >> the other thing we'll be looking at is of course whether or not there will be issue with the credit rating. we'll talk about that. rebecca thanks. chris? >> thank you. >>> there is news of another arrest in the widening phone hacking scandal in britain. rupert murdoch is being pressured to appear before lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're hearing a ninth person has been arrested in the phone hacking scandal, the former executive editor of the "news of the world," but the late breaking news here this morning is the british government committee has just issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions about what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally there is a serious question over whether they can be compelled to appear. damage control in high gear, rupert murdoch and son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. news corp shut out "nut of the world" withdrawn the bid for bskyb te
degrees. >> reporter: all righty. mbts came first. but now they aren't the only game in town. all the big sneaker companies from puma to reeboks, to sketchers have developed their own line of butt-toning shoes. >> nice shoes. >> reporter: sales of toning shoes have gone up from 145 million in 2009 to a whooping 736 million in 2010. >> increased calorie burn and improved metabolism. >> reporter: each brand has done some kind of scientific research to would have been its shoes are effective. but we talked to the chief science officer for the american council on exercise to get his take. >> none of the major muscles of the lower extremity showed major differences in activity nor did we see any differences in terms of the caloric output. >> reporter: he says the sad truth here is there's no shortcut to getting in shape. so you're absolutely sure that toning shoes are not going to replace me going to a gym. totally sure? >> you know, i would love to tell you otherwise. but based upon our research study as well as the other available evidence, that wouldn't be fair of me to say that. >> reporte
? >> reporter: anita, it's not pretty. four big boats are gone. a fifth boat is almost completely destroyed and you have the pier here at the washington yacht club. look at this back here. you can actually see how much of this dock is going to have to be replaced. so in total, we're talking almost a million dollars in damage. >> i saw a cloud billowing that wasn't really a cloud and i couldn't make sense of it. so i came out to look and see what it was and it was flames coming from the boats. >> jeffrey taylor was sleeping on his boat when the fire broke out around 3:00 this morning. >> what would happen if you didn't wake up? >> i don't want to think about that one. i don't want to think about that one. that would have been real bad. >> incredibly, no one was hurt, including jeffrey who saved some of the boats before firefighters arrived. >> tried cut loose some of the other boats and we got the water hose and started to at least keep some of them a little wet. >> but water can only do so much, even when you are surrounded by it. >> nothing you can do. you are helpless. and you are
and if they agree to a big $4 trillion deal large enough that they would be able to agree to those tax increases. the problem for the white house is the clock is ticking and time's running out. >> pelley: nancy, is there anything on the books in terms of meetings with the president and the house and senate leadership? >> there's nothing right now, scott. in fact, all you hear is a lot of heat going back and forth. the president saying congress needs to get to work, republicans saying we're workinging, if you want to meet with us, come on down to capitol hill and meet with us. the senate has canceled its entire fourth of july recess, they were supposed to be gone all this week. instead they're going to be here starting tomorrow but it's very unclear what they're going to be doing because the president doesn't actually have any meetings scheduled with the top republican negotiators. >> pelley: of course, on this july 4 it's a day for parades and we saw a lot of presidential candidates in parades today. there was mitt romney in new hampshire. we saw michele bachmann in iowa. and i wonder, john, if
are the three big buckets. we will have the make changes in each of those. >> coming up next -- the threat that keeps the chairman awake at night. >>> welcome back to this week in defense news. late last week i sat down with i asked is him when he looked to 2025, what are the thefts that keep him awake at night. >> the biggest threat that is out there, i think it is cyber. i think that we're going to have to focus a lot more on it. we're going to have to put more resources against it. we're going to have to train people better. line leaders as well as skilled individuals. >> the whole organization. >> because cyber, actually, can attack or infrastructure, our financial systems. etc. it is a space with no boundaries and rules. there are people who are very good at it. countries who are very good at it, that more than anything else, that's the long-term left that really keeps me awake. >> let me take you to china. we're about to visit there. as we air, you're scheduled to be in china on a visit. mm power. our alleys in asia are getting nervous. we're going to be spending more time there, and
, amazon.com takes on the state of california. pretty big battle here. the world's laenget online retailer is fighting efforts to force it to collect sales tax from its customers the way other stores do. >> california claims it's losing more than a billion dollars to uncollected taxes from internet sellers, and we're going to look at this fierce fight, which is happening in several states. find out if it means that you'll soon be paying taxes on your online purchases. >>> first, though, betty ngyuen is at the newsdesk with another look at our top headlines. >> good morning, guys. good moerning to you. america's longest running manned space program ended this morning. >> landing here, down and locked. >> the shuttle "atlantis" touched down early this morning at florida's kennedy space center. it is the final landing for the shuttle program, which began 30 years ago. and after touchdown, the four "atlantis" astronauts walked off the space shuttle for their last time and shook hands with nasa officials. >>> in other news, media baron rupert murdoch is home here in new york this morning. murdo
the country about a big statement regarding those social security checks. >> well, it was a remarkable thing to see actually. the president of the united states, any president of the united states saying that he cannot guarantee the 27 million social security checks that are due to be mailed out on august 3. august 3, of course, as you know, is the day after the government says that it will go into default on its debts and the president was explaning in the interview, unless a deal can be done with capitol hill with the republicans and democrats in that building behind me, then he will not be able to guarantee that they can send out those checks and other kinds of government checks, including pension checks and disability checks as well. so it's a remarkable thing that the united states has come to this point and just something on the order of three weeks away from that date. >> of course next week is the pivotal week because everyone has said next week is the week this deal has to be reached in order to get all of this done by august 2. you spoke with the president today where he pretty mu
what essentially tbawlsz alarm and the big clock rolled once again. >> main engine start. >> reporter: despite lingering concerns about potential rain and lightning -- >> liftoff, the final liftoff of "atlantis." >> -- "atlantis" roared. >> the space shuttle spreads its wings one final time for the start of a sentimental journey into history. >> reporter: the shuttle carried 10,000 of pounds of equipment and supplies to the space station, enough to last through 2012. >> "atlantis" go at throttle up. >> reporter: a camera on the external fuel tank focused closely on the heat shield on the belly of the orbiter. a preliminary analysis revealed no worries, no indications that the vulnerable insulating tile suffered any debris damage on launch. for nasa, this was a textbook start for the end, because when "atlantis" comes home, the 30-year shuttle program will be shut down, a sobering reality that tempered today's celebration. of course, there is still plenty of work to do on this mission, and nasa will stay focused, be assured of, that until "atlantis" rolls to its final stop in 12 or 13
billion a year funding bill for the f.a.a. the old one expired friday. that hits every big weak spot in the economy: jobs. 70,000 construction workers and 4,000 f.a.a. employees furloughed. stimulus: 150 airport construction projects stalled. the deficit: $200 million a week in ticket taxes lost because the f.a.a. has no authority to collect them. there are two main staking points. democrats want to make it easier for airline and railroad workers to unionize, republicans don't. and republicans want cuts in so-called essential air servic services. essential air service pays $163 million tax dollars for airlines to fly on little-used routes that might otherwise shut down. in a cbs news investigation, we took one government subsidized flight from washington to virginia's shenandoah valley. we found just four passengers on board and the plane went on to west virginia empty. today transportation secretary ray lahood urged congress to solve their disputes. >> and for all of my friends on capitol hill who give speeches everyday about jobs, the importance of jobs, putting people to work, thi
out on the street is a big part of the job. we went on a walking tour of kandahar's markets. crawford advised i'd be safer wearing a berka. are you used to wearing local clothes? >> i am now. >> reporter: i certainly got a different view of life through a vail. but not the protection we had hoped for. the crowd started stoning us. another stone was just thrown at me. ow! >> hey! knock it off! >> reporter: have you got that before-- ow! we're still getting stones thrown us. >> no, that's the first time. >> reporter: it can be a painful process but working through cultural misunderstandings is part of the job. in this case, the crowd may have mistaken me for an afghan woman walking with foreign men. >> this is a segyigated society. >> reporter: the arrigan hands colveers volunteers commit to six years in the program, including two yearlong deployments in afghanistan. >> it's like nothing else i've ever done in my career. >> reporter: the idea is to create a core group of regional experts. there are roughly 400 serving in afghanistan and pakistan so far. do you see this as the future? >>
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